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>> thank you for being with us tonight. i'm marla tellez in for raj. >> i'm jessica. >> so-called belly bombs surgically implanted into terrorists to get through security screenings. what does this threat mean to bay area passengers flying into airports. al qaeda has been working on this information years now. >> apparently, they've already asked doctors to investigate whether they will be able to do this for them. you can imagine what a challenge security agents face trying to detect weapons that might be surgically implanted in a passenger and it will take more time going through security whether you may face pat downs. >> al qaeda militants are considering surgically implanted
bombs to blow up flights. even though none have been identified, passengers say even the possibility is scary. >> i'm shocked? that's pretty horrific of an idea. i'm just awfully sorry anyone would consider that. like i said, from what we've all lived through in the last decade plus we know anything's a possibility. >> reporter: we contacted tsa, which handles airport security. a spokesperson issued this statement saying tsa recently briefed air carriers and foreign partners to provide greater insights into recent intelligence indicating the continued interest of terrorists to target aviation. >> it's a reminder safety and security is something we can never be complacent about. it's always a challenge as we work in partnership with the federal government, local law enforcement and airline partners it's always changing, always have to be aware of potential threats out there and work to ajust to meet them. >> reporter: while tsa at san
jose international has not changed its practices yet, they are warning passengers they may notice additional security measures. tsa say the additional security measures are designed to be unpredictable so you won't see the same thing done here at san jose as you would at another international airport. tsa tells us added security measures may include interaction with passengers including pat-downs and use of enhanced technologilings. >> security is already crazy with taking your shoes off. if that's what needs to be done to keep us safe, we should do it. >> reporter: most passengers we talked to agreed, a little extra screening goes a long way offering peace of mind on a plane. >> tsa handles security at all three major airports in the bay area. so far no major changes have been implemented in response to this new possible threat. security analysts say we've already seen an underwear bomber. this is a logical progression.
we talked to an international security expert at stanford and predicts this new threat may lead security agencies to start profiling passengers before they board. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. new tonight at 6:00, a cyclist who vanished from his life at berkeley no longer considered missing. police at berkeley tell us mike martin was positively identified by a hotel clerk in roseville who says martin was in that city yesterday. we, of course, have been following this story. the 29-year-old former pro cyclist was reported missing after he never returned from a weekend bike ride between the oakland and berkeley hills. investigators say the doctorate student at cal is no long ear missing person and he voluntarily left for private personal reasons. some possible key evidence has emerged in yesterday's theft of a picasso from a union square
art gallery. a possible suspect and a restaurant owner who found it. >> there he goes right there. >> reporter: there is nothing like a brazen crime to bring out the inner detective in people. >> they call him the sockless preppy picasso thief. >> reporter: when lefty o'doul's restaurant owner nick bogas heard someone walked into the art galley two doors down and walked out with a picasso, he put on his own detective hat. i figured get the time and look at the video, it only took five minutes to find him. >> reporter: he looked at the surveillance street. >> look at that. he's parking out with a picasso and has a paper over it. no socks. >> reporter: someone walked into the gallery and took the picasso and jumped in a cab. even though the man seems to
match his description, even so, bogas had plenty of visitors. >> not right now. >> reporter: san francisco police came to look at the video and so did the fbi. he put up the cameras after he was hit by a thief of a different time. >> to us, it's priceless. the arm of lefty, it was priceless and we put up the security camera, nobody will steal him now. >> reporter: they have seen their share of crime but nothing as bold as this. >> i'm sure everybody is looking at their internal security measures at this time, especially the galleries. >> reporter: private investigator jack imendorf has his own hunch and knew the gallery well. >> he's been there before and the truth is they ought to look at some prior surveillance cameras because he's been there before. >> reporter: he also thinks the new video will close the case. >> he had no socks. how many people walk around without socks. there's a good clue. >> reporter: investigators have
impounded a cab and spoke to a driver they believe picked up the suspect. the official at the cab company today said the driver had no idea what had happened. as for investigator bovas and his video. >> anybody that steals a picasso needs to get caught. >> reporter: bay area news. >> it will be a first in the nation if governor brown approves it, a controversial assembly bill calling for the addition of historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender americans in public school textbooks. it's headed for the governor's desk. supporters of the bill introduced by san francisco senator mark leino said it would make california the only state to include lgb in textbooks adding lgb americans to americans with disabilities and existing list that must be included with social science instruction. opponents argue it pushes kids to accept a gay lifestyle.
they say it will be up to the district's individuals to decide how it will be used in the classroom. if passed, the curriculum could be used in the 2013th-2014 school year. the man accused of committing four murders in northern california dating back to the '70s is now requesting a legal advisor to help with his defense. a marine judge is expected to rule on his request by the end of the week. he's inclined to approve an advisor only if he pays for it himself. they value his liquid assets at more than a million dollars. since the start of the case he insisted he would defend himself to save money and now is having trouble with case law and wants publicly funded help and will be back in court for access to legal reference materials. it began with a tragedy last month. the deadly shooting of a 3-month-old boy in palo alto is bringing together city, county and state law enforcement
agencies in the battle against increased gang violence. we are live in san francisco with more. tracy. >> reporter: well, marla, just since may, there have been five shootings here in san francisco. four of them, the detectives here at the hall of justice believe are gang related. law enforcement agencies across the state and country gathered to brainstorm strategies to find a way to stop the surge in gang violence across the bay area. >> i come from the same background. i was part of that environment and part of that gang violence and part of that drug activity infested type of life and changed my life around. >> reporter: shawn richards is the head of brothers against guns geared towards keeping weapons out of the hands of young people. he said sfpd is right pointing out increase in gang activity in san francisco. >> gang violence doesn't know
any boundaries. >> reporter: according to police officers that met in east palo alto today, it's time to stop thinking of gang activity as a localized problem when it has crossed city, county and regional borders. the gangs police are holding responsible for a heinous crime that took place last month have been classified as transnational. >> no level of violence is acceptable. we have to start with that. clearly, the murder of a 3-month-old is completely beyond humanity, and that there has to be a response to it. >> reporter: east palo alto police chief ron davis said there was retaliatory violence between two gangs that resulted in the gunfire that killed 3-month-old isaac jesus garcia as he sat in the back of a car june 5th. agents ranging from the fbi to san antonio sheriff's department to attorney general's office are working on a plan to chip away at the deadly grip the gangs have. >> while there are diminished
resources, we will all come together, share what we have and target the violent gangs and we will continue to seek them where they live, prosecute them, arrest them and stop their violent activity. >> reporter: law enforcement agencies say they are planning to reach behind bars to find key leaders of gangs and also are planning something called call-ins, when officers identify specific and individuals affiliated with gangs, bring them in for questioning and let them know they are being monitored. live in san francisco, traci grant, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. across the bay, the feel is to make the police force more efficient. oakland's police chief says that's his priority as budget cuts lead to a shrinking staff in the bay area's third largest city. he must reconfigure his department because it now has 638 officers down 200 officers
from three years ago. the defining feature is splitting up the field operation units in two, each being led by a deputy police chief. officers of the criminal and investigative units focus on violent crimes like homicides, robberies and assaults. >> we're collapsing everything into patrol and trying to give patrol officers more expansion and exposure and will be asked to also pick up traffic enforcement. when dealing with violent crime we have seen traffic enforcement assist and help in reducing crime in areas. >> prepare yourself. the chief also says changes will mean property crimes like theft and burglary, those will be give an lower priority and in some cases won't be investigated at all. still ahead tonight at 6:00. >> reporter: i'm scott budman at facebook headquarters. two silicon valley companies come together to help you come together.
also ahead, fool's gold, it was believed to be the biggest piece of gold found in the sierra in decades. one prospector says, not so fast. >> how has mother nature affected this year's wine crop? we'll take you into the field, plus how global competition is changing the game. >> reporter: good evening. i'm chief meteorologist, jeff, live at stanford university and the gym of ping-pong is responsible for a chinese delegation arriving tonight. we'll talk politics and your weather. that's the youngest u.s. national champion hitting it right now! go get 'em! i want to crush more cars.
starting with the at&t all for less package -- just $70 per month, voice plus broadband. it's the at&t network. helping you do what you do... even better. millions of people come from around the world every year to enjoy the bay area's best wine. today, our vineyards are under attack by mother nature and worldwide competition. jane wells from our business
network, cbs reports, what is threatening this year's crop, old school wineries are turning to new school communication to survive in a crowded market. >> reporter: i'm here at the charles crew winery the oldest in napa, who bet tore ask whether 2011 is going to be a good year. >> this is a wonderful location for sauvignon blanc. >> peter grows savion blanc but makes mostcacvernya. >> we took a hit, not as much as some of our counterparts but a noticeable hit. we have come up to pre-recession levels. we increased some of our discounting levels and that's reflected in the margins. >> this one had a poor set.
the biggest concern now is we're about three weeks late and almost three weeks late. if we continue to be three weeks late throughout harvest, that pushes our cabernet through early october and november and last year we had rains coming up against. some cabernet got picked through the rains and some had to sitting through the rain and it was picked before and after the rain and a noticeable difference in quality there. >> reporter: we have to sea to what mother nature does, global competition is so much so many napa wineries are embracing facebook and twit toter to impr sales. a golden nugget thought to have been found in california's gold country wasn't, not california, not even close. several months ago, a man by the name of jim sanders said he found an 8.2 pound gold nugget on his land and took it to
auction and sold almost 500 grand. the sale caught the interest of a mr. cox who said he found one similar almost 25 years ago and he compared photographs and found they were almost an exact match and contacted the man for sanders and after investigation, it was agreed the nugget actually came from australia. the buyer of the nugget was reimbursed and it sold for a smaller amount. no charges will be filed against sanders. a former schoolteacher will have to pay a large fund for the destruction of valuable artifacts. a civil jury has ordered margaret and her family to pay a san jose man $750,000. papers written by physicist albert einstein were destroyed by a wildfire in 2007. she was found responsible for starting that fire when she was illegally burning material. more than 47,000 acres were burned and four homes destroyed.
it turns out fireworks may be to blame for this house fire near burlingame this afternoon. we showed you this video first during nbc bay area news at 5:00. the home is near the canyon park and an unincorporated part of san mateo county and they believe someone launched fireworks on that roof. the fire is now out. it has been so warm these days, our meteorologist, jeff, has been standing by at stanford. what's really hot is the ping-pong playing behind you. >> how am i doing? how am i doing? >> that's not you. >> that's not you! >> you couldn't have improved that much since 5:00? >> of course i did. the photographer pulls out who we have here is the youngest u.s. world champion at 15 years old and her counterpart playing along with her, doing a fantastic job. why are we out here talking ping-pong and politics tonight.
let's bring on dennis davis of the palo alto tennis table club. you're ariel's club. she's phenomenon. >> ping-pong diplomacy happened when two players connected at the championships in 1971 and that opened up the door between china and the united states. it's a commemoration of that event. >> it's really unbelievable the game of ping-pong opened the doors in china. tonight is going to be about expanding the relationship and keeping everything going. >> exactly right. for many years, the sport has done this but ping-pong has been the strongest one to really build that relationship together. >> and you know, i went to the beijing olympics in 2008. you see the united states athletes, like michael phelps on the front cover of the paper. would you be as bold to say this would have never happened if it wasn't for the sport of ping-pong? some people say that. >> absolutely. it totally changed both
countries. china, unbelievable since 1971, a different planet compared to now. >> unbelievable. kind of odd combination, ping-pong and politics. called ping-pong diplomacy and richard nixon made the first trip there in the early '70s, opening the doors to china. we started with triple digits this past weekend. numbers will be dropping to the 80s. we're getting a huge audience out there. how are you guys doing over there? pretty good. waves and cheers. cooler weather moving to the northwest. that will keep this fog pattern in place as we head through the next 48 hours with sun and clouds coming back to the bay area. that will start off our numbers in the 50s as we look at our 5:00 a.m. temperatures. you can see by 11:00 a.m., we will still heat up in the 80s for the south bay. b definitely not hot. in case you lost count, 386 days
until the summer olympics right here only on nbc. that's happening in london. all right. your 7-day forecast, you guys get tired back behind me. a backspin this week, in stead of hot weather, we're going down to the 80s. at the table, ariel ching, a u.s. national champ and barney, a five time u.s. national team member. we'll be talking to her a little later in the show. i've been banned from the table so i will talk a little bit more. >> jeff, i want to see you get beat by the girl. >> this is no cheerleader here. ping-pong guns. >> i want too see you get beat by the girl. >> gotten forget the hair. the ping-pong bounces off this pretty good. >> all right, mister, thank you very much. still ahead at 6:00, keeping
welcome back. while most kids are out enjoying their summer, skateboarding or playing video games, hundreds of middle schoolers are in the classroom. >> they are in algebra boot camp. spending the day with the students on a special field trip. >> it's up to you, different ways of thinking, all of them accepted. >> reporter: this is her summer, jennifer fernandez is working on equations and formulas. her vacation is all about getting ahead in math. >> this is an important thing, not to lose the summer for these kids. summer learning loss is very common, especially for low income kids, who don't have other great things to do during the summer. >> in japan, they're spending 240 days in the school year.
we're spending less than 175. >> reporter: several silicon valley non-profits put on this algebra boot camp to have kids ready for high school algebra and geometry. former mayor gonzalez is president. >> we need a qualified work force. these students, if they're successful in this program and the rest of their education will be the future of entrepreneurs and business people that will lead silicon valley and the world. >> reporter: today is field trip day. several students are virtually stepping into their futures. >> have a great ride, okay? >> reporter: that ride will take them to a place they've never been but along the way we notice the subject matter may already have become addicting. they're talking math on the trip, their first trip to a university campus. >> i want to see how it looks like and i want to see if i go to that college when i am older. >> reporter: there it was,
waiting for them. santa clara university. >> this looks so cool. >> reporter: not a bad first impression. >> the grass was pretty and the whole school was good. it looks good. >> reporter: ron gonzalez calls this the wonder drug. you inject these kids with a little bit of hope, give them a few tools, get them high on education and this is where that hope will ultimately bring them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: jennifer's mother says it's emotional to hear her daughter even talk about college. it's beyond the family dream. nobody in their house has ever been. but the fernandezes perhaps cap look back at a summer camp j short field trip and seventh grader who fell in love with math. nbc bay area news. >> this boot camp is so successful and making huge strides and bringing down the achievement gap.
a great hit here. coming up, new details on the upcoming royal trip to socal. dramatic moments as a hole opens up in the fuselage of a southwest airlines plane. and important ruling in the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. facebook's new way to network and why you'll want to check a mirror first.
just nine hours remain on the clock in the search for seven missing fishermen in the sea of cortez. the mexican navy's policy is to stop looking for survivors after 96 hours. today, we spoke with two bay area wives supporting each other and pushing for more resources. nbc bay area kris sanchez has new details. >> reporter: family and friends
who should be gathering around the dinner table for fresh fish and tall tales are searching the internet to keep the search for missing relatives ally. >> today is a critical day for us. it's been 70 hours. the mexican navy has indicated to us they will conduct searches up to 96 hours. >> reporter: but in the last hour, the mexican navy confirmed they will continue the search for the time being. this is video of the trip the year before as lee's party prepared to leave on small boats to fish. when it capsized sunday morning, many survivors were rescued by local fishermen. now the families want the navy to reach out to the local fishermen again. >> think it's really important if they haven't done this yet, to really interview, work with, solicit information from the locals, coordinate it with them, look in areas that they may not have looked already. >> reporter: some of the men drifted more than 13 hours before they were rescued and
families are hoping the missing friends could survive in the 80 degree water or that they drifted to one of the many uninhabited islands and sandbars in the sea of cortez. today marks one week since the women heard their husband's voices since they crossed the mexican border. >> it's been horrendous for all of us. as each day goes by and we don't hear and find them, it becomes more difficult for us to hold it together. >> reporter: as they search for any bits of information, the families are trying to stave off the fear this could have been the last fishing trip. kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. logon to our website, nbc a nbcbayarea.c nbcbayarea.com. >> who needs a phone when you can social network. facebook has now come up with a new way to "see" your friends. scott budman was there and, scott, this will require me putting on makeup early in the
day. >> getting in touch with your friends isn't just typing. with other companies nipping at its social networking heels, facebook has to do something to keep its huge number of users. today, it gave you two new ways to hook up with your friends. >> reporter: your online chat session just got a lot more personal. facebook, teaming up with skype to launch video chat, a way to reach out and touch one of the 750 million people who now use the social networking service. >> once you're in the call, not a clot of chrome in the way. this is about me chatting with my friend in texas and trying to connect and have a deep experience together. >> we're moving fast and furious into mobile and it's really important for us to be on the web now. there's no better partner than facebook to go social onto the web. >> reporter: for facebook, video chat is a way to keep up with other companies and their social
networking technologies also says its founder and ceo, a small part of what's to come. >> we've been busy building stuff the past six months or so. today marks the beginning of what we'll call launching season 2011. >> reporter: facebook also launched what it calls group chat, a sort of dot come conference call where you can get together with multiple friends at the same time. >> one of the things people love to do in these groups is chat with friends and family and organize trips and events. >> reporter: on your computer or on your phone, it's now easier than ever to see and be seen. >> a couple answers to questions, as of now, you can only videochat with one person at a time and puts facebook behind a new social networking feature by google that lets you chat with multiple people. >> bringing it to life. >> social networking has taken on new meaning at the white house today with the first ever presidential twitter town hall
as a chance for president obama to reconnect with the social media universe of younger voters who added strength to his presidential campaign three years ago. from his laptop, mr. obama tweeted a message asking americans about what costs they would cut and which investments they would keep to reduce the nation's deficits. then came a tweet from a very familiar name in washington. >> our next question comes from someone you may know. there is speaker boehner. >> there you go. >> after embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs? >> what he's right about is that we have not seen fast enough job growth relative to the need. >> twitter selected the questions from thousands submitted while questions had to meet the 140 character limits, the president had no such restrictions for his responses. the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco
today issued an order barring the military from further enforcing "don't ask, don't tell." that's the policy, of course, which barred gays and lesbians from serving openly. the three-judge panel said the "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be lifted now that the obama administration has concluded it is unconstitutional to treat gay americans differently under the law. in december, the president signed legislation lifting the 1993 ban but said it would take months to dismantle the policy. with today's ruling, the justice department can now go back to the supreme court to try and have the lower court's enforcement order suspended for a second time. tonight at 6:00, audiotapes provide a catholicism glimpse o intensity of a situation in a southwest flight when a hole
ripped open. >> swept flight 1812 had just left phoenix when they made a quick decision to land, as you just heard after a hole ripped open quickly in the plane. he dropped 10,000 feet to compensate for the rapid decompression already taking place in the plane. the flight landed safely at a military base in arizona and fortunately no injuries. a royal canadian couple winding down their trip and took a stop at a community ravaged by forest fires. 7,000 people in alberta were ravaged by fires. they wanted to say thank you to the workers. the prince was a helicopter pilot and the firefighters that spent so much time battling the blaze. >> they're headed for our state in southern california. the neighborhood where they're
going to be staying is already getting ready for their visit, as you can imagine. our sister station has the story. >> reporter: as the couple goes to california, every scheduled stop is almost palpable, the excite. it will be like a postcard it's so gorgeous. >> reporter: where it is a foregone conclusion and royalty is measured by box office and not by bloodline, people are anxious to get a glimpse of the real deal. >> everybody is anticipating the duke and duchess. we're waiting for them with open arms. this is their home. we love them and we'll be looking forward to having them here and showing them the greatest of time. >> reporter: with one exception. maybe that a few exceptions. some of the neighbors around the british counsul general's evidence where william and kate will be staying.
they have joined forces to keep the paparazzi at bay signing no trespassing letters that police say means instant arrest if photographers step on the property, no surprise to even the glass half full neighbors. >> all the judges and doctors and lawyers and one thing and another i don't think will allow various people to grandstand on their front yard, not this year. >> reporter: not this year, maybe not next. >> maybe not next, maybe never. >> reporter: this l.a. weekly photographer believes the american paparazzi will probably back off. as for the british tabloids, who snoesz. >> we'll have to wait and see how many photogs are behind bars. how do you clean up from something this dusty. information new in arizona after that massive dust storm. plus, we've likely all had one. new research on sunburns might
to new treatments for other inflammatory conditions including arthritis. if you have not seen this video yet, gather around the television set right now. incredible scenes at phoenix, arizona, after a massive dust storm swept through that city knocking out power and delaying flights. it formed when dust storms produce downdrafts that create dry loose sand and a wall of dust. it tossed lawn chairs and was more than a mile high and more than 100 miles wide. while our own meteorologist, jeff ranieri is leaving people in his own dust. >> how do you like that? slam, slam! the weather does remind you of a ping-pong game up and down and all over the place. we will talk weather, the youngest u.s. national ping-pong champ coming up.
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before we talk giants, it's time to talk some ping-pong. i'm not very good at ping-pong. >> i can't hit it either. >> jeffrey is live at stanford with one of the champions is that right? >> reporter: ariel, i was here practicing. it was actually 40 years ago two men were playing ping-pong and actually helped open up the doors to china and called ping-pong diplomacy. that's what's happening tonight, the chinese delegation, usoc olympic committee members and bay area leaders as well all here to reinvigorate what happened 40 years ago when china opened up its doors for the first time in decades for the united states. with us we're very pleased and honored to have ariel ching
here. you're the youngest ping-pong championship to date, correct? >> in the u.s. >> you are phenomenal and have a great head on your shoulders. tell us what's happening here? >> it's important remembering 40 years ago when china opened its doors, this is part of history in the making and i feel so lucky and fortunate to be a part of it. >> it is great. you play the game of ping-pong and hit those balls at 80 miles an hour. is it surprising you to a sports game got the talks going between the united states and china back in the early '70s? >> no. i think the sport -- everyone loves it and can bond over it. i'm not surprised they started something so big so many years ago. >> you actually may be in the opens. you sti -- olympics. you have to qualify. you think you will be in it in 2012? >> i hope so. >> and if not 2012, also rio,
too. we're hoping for ariel, a bay area native and live in the palo alto area? >> san jose. >> we'll show what you have as we get through the aerial weather maps. these guys are phenomenal hitting ping-pongs at over 80 miles an hour. we have fall coming back in the next 48 hours. nothing like a little ping-pong noise with your dinner and weather forecast. see the cool air coming in with the pacific weather forecast. the onshore flow in the next 48 hours pretty typical this time of year. with the hot weather, we are slicing numbers down quite a bit. the numbers in the mid to upper 50s. tomorrow, we're looking at mid to upper 70s, coming back to the mix. as we head into our olympic countdown, what we find here is
386 days until the london olympics right here only on nbc. that's when you could possibly see ariel, the youngest female national champ to date right now. we hope for this bay area native to make it all the way to the games. on our 7-day forecast putting topspin on everything with fall staying with us right into saturday and also into sunday. so, ariel, you still might, tell us what you guys are playing as we pan over as you hit the ball. >> we're playing forehead, a basic warmup stroke. s she's spinning the ball and adding topspin on the ball. >> how hard are you hitting that? >> really wiring, trying not to miss. >> what is your fastest speed, 70, 80 miles an hour? >> probably more than that when we're really at it. >> let me get a hand shake on camera with this next olympic champion. i know she will do it, ladies. >> she is fantastic.
we have a ping-pong table here at the station. you are going to have to start practicing, mister. >> i think i am in order to be able to play next time. >> thank you, jeff. let's go tote sports. now, any xfinity sportsdesk. >> in the sports newsroom for us, did i see my eyes deceive me or did i see barry zito doing a little downward dog? >> yeah. you're going to see barry zito doing strange things in an area i have comments about. first and foremost on the giants mind trying to solve the puzzle of the padres as they drop the first two games in the four-game series. madison baumgartner gets the start tonight, he's been spectacular and struck out 20 in 14 and 1/3 innings. this will be his 15th career
start and yet to beat the padres in his career. a part of that lies in the hands of his teammates. we join jamie, live at at&t with more on the distinction baumgartner would rather not have. jamie. >> reporter: we'll see two pitchers tonight accustomed to pitching with not a lot of runs on the board. justin and madison baumgartner had the lowest averages in the national league. expect more of the same tonight. >> doing the same thing, attacking hitters, throwing strikes with all his pitches, putting guys away when he needs to and big outs when he needs to. stay on the same page, doing what he's doing, a good outcome tonight. >> there's no easy arm out there, believe me, evident by the number of all-stars they have this year, what those guys have done, their track record,
tremendous pitching. >> reporter: jeremy affeldt did tweak his calf yesterday and listed day-to-day. you probably will not see him in the game tonight. reporting live from at&t park, i'm jamie from nbc bay area. >> thank you. trying to avoid from being swept by the mariners. taking the first pitch from jason vargas and launches it over the wall. jason pitchedike his life depended on it. seven shutout innings and only two hits. kate long worth with more on the as 2-0 win. >> reporter: they didn't want to say he was pitching for a roster spot but with the writing on the wall, he certainly made a case his future is in the green and gold.
>> he pitched great. maybe not that performance but pitched well every time out. >> have to keep doing my best and try to stay long deep in the game and give the team a chance to win. i don't care any role i started, trying to stay here as long as i can. >> reporter: the as are now 1-2 in a crucial set of 11 straight games against all three of their als opponents. at the coliseum, i'm kate long worth, nbc bay area. >> thank you, kate. women's world cup usa taking on the number one seed sweden in group c. sweden goes up 1-0 on the penalty cup and fisher scores and goes up 3-nil. usa will face brazil sunday in the quarterfinals. the 23rd winter olympics will be held in pyongchang. they beat out nh nich by a
whopping 67 votes in the international committee. they will become the first asian city outside japan to host the winter games. a celebration upon winning the french open will cost the chance to play in the british open. the 42-year-old fractured his n chin when he jumped into a course lake to celebrate his victory. doctors told him he needs screws and plate inserted into the leg to make sure it heals properly. this is barry zito performing yoga over the city of los angeles, a small part what you will see on "the franchise" an ongoing documentary that will follow throughout this season and debuts a week from today on showti showtime. you know what strikes me, barry zito is worth $126 million to the giants. he's two feet from the cliff. i hope he's really really good at yoga. >> about being one with the universe. he shouldn't fall. >> i think so.
target brides before the big day. and the one way you should always pay online. on nbc bay area news. "the office" has a new manager, sort of james spader returns as the manipulative salesman. robert in california within hours of getting a job manipulates his way to promotion of ceo of a parent company of dunder mifflin. spader recently starred in boston legal and the practice. so the position vacated by michael scott is open again. >> he will be a good addition because he's really bizarre. a closer look at a new bill working its way through the state legislature to try to control insurance rates so yours don't shoot through the roof. "don't ask, don't tell" everybody talking about that, we have one of the lead lawyers against "don't ask, don't tell" and former navy commander openly gay. >> it will be great.
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